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  • The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis

    Expanding Approaches

    Edited by Ciro Scotto, Kenneth M. Smith, John Brackett

    The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches widens the scope of analytical approaches for popular music by incorporating methods developed for analyzing contemporary art music. Based on the premise that both popular and classical music are structured within the common…

    Hardback – 2018-10-17 
    Routledge Music Companions

  • Routledge Handbook to Luigi Nono and Musical Thought

    By Jonathan Impett

    Of the post-war, post-serialist generation of European composers, it was Luigi Nono who succeeded not only in identifying and addressing aesthetic and technical questions of his time but in showing a way ahead to a new condition of music in the twenty-first century. His music has found a…

    Hardback – 2018-10-05 

  • Music Theory in the Safavid Era

    The taqsīm al-naġamāt

    By Owen Wright

    The Safavid era (1501-1722) is one of the most important in the history of Persian culture, celebrated especially for its architecture and art, including miniature paintings that frequently represent singers and instrumentalists. Their presence reflects a sophisticated tradition of music making…

    Hardback – 2018-09-25 
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • On the Origin and Progress of the Art of Music by John Taverner

    By Joseph M Ortiz

    John Taverner’s lectures on music constitute the only extant version of a complete university course in music in early modern England. Originally composed in 1610 in both English and Latin, they were delivered at Gresham College in London between1610 and 1638, and it is likely that Taverner…

    Hardback – 2018-09-17 
    Music Theory in Britain, 1500–1700: Critical Editions

  • Rock: The Primary Text

    Developing a Musicology of Rock, 3rd Edition

    By Allan F Moore, Remy Martin

    This thoroughly revised third edition of Allan Moore's ground-breaking book, now co-authored with Remy Martin, incorporates new material on rock music theory, style change and the hermeneutic method developed in Moore’s Song Means (2012). An even larger array of musicians is now discussed, bringing…

    Paperback – 2018-09-03 
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Hildegard von Bingen's Ordo Virtutum

    A Musical and Metaphysical Analysis

    By Michael Gardiner

    The Ordo Virtutum, Hildegard von Bingen’s twelfth-century music-drama, is one of the first known examples of a large-scale composition by a named composer in the Western canon. Not only does the Ordo’s expansive duration set it apart from its precursors, but also its complex imagery and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-22 

  • The Digital Musician

    3rd Edition

    By Andrew Hugill

    The Digital Musician, Third Edition is an introductory textbook for creative music technology and electronic music courses. Written to be accessible to students from any musical background, this book examines cultural awareness, artistic identity and musical skills, offering a system-agnostic…

    Paperback – 2018-08-20 

  • What is Music Literacy?

    By Paul Broomhead

    What is Music Literacy? attempts to redefine music literacy with a more expansive meaning than is commonly in use, and to articulate the potential impact of these ideas on music teaching practice. The notion of music literacy has involved the ability to read and write music scores. However,…

    Paperback – 2018-07-02 

  • Analyzing Music in Advertising

    Television Commercials and Consumer Choice

    By Nicolai Graakjaer

    The study of music in commercials is well-suited for exploring the persuasive impact that music has beyond the ability to entertain, edify, and purify its audience. This book focuses on music in commercials from an interpretive text analytical perspective, answering hitherto neglected questions:…

    Paperback – 2018-06-08
    Routledge Interpretive Marketing Research

  • Pierre Boulez and the Piano

    A Study in Style and Technique

    By Peter O'Hagan

    Pierre Boulez's first piano pieces date from his youth, prior to his studies in Paris with Messiaen, and his subsequent meteoric rise to international acclaim as the leader of the musical avant-garde during the 1950s. His most recent published work is a solo piano piece, Une page d’éphéméride,…

    Paperback – 2018-05-28

  • Upper-Voice Structures and Compositional Process in the Ars Nova Motet

    By Anna Zayaruznaya

    In the motets of Philippe de Vitry, Guillaume de Machaut, and their contemporaries, tenors have often been characterized as the primary shaping forces, prior in conception as well as in construction to the upper voices. Tenors are shaped by the interaction of talea and color, medieval terms now…

    Hardback – 2018-05-24
    Royal Musical Association Monographs

  • Polycultural Synthesis in the Music of Chou Wen-chung

    Edited by Mary I. Arlin, Mark A. Radice

    The displacement of Chou Wen-chung from his native China in 1948 forced him into Western-European culture. Ultimately finding his vocation as a composer, he familiarized himself with classical and contemporary techniques but interpreted these through his traditionally oriented Chinese cultural…

    Hardback – 2018-04-16

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